I know exactly what you mean. The most DIFFICULT part is getting out there for the first time.
For me I sometimes trick myself into it.
Baby steps is the key. I just say to myself okay, just put on your running gear. You don't have to go. Just put it on. Then I tell myself to just do a warm up and see how I feel. I can always back out. Then I tell myself to just get out and do 10 minutes.....better than nothing at all, right?
Before I know it I'm jogging outside and am into it. By the time I've come home I feel sooooo much better and am ALWAYS glad I went. This reminds me how good it feels and it's easier to go out again next time. Might seem strange but it works for me.
First step is to force myself to change into my gear. The rest then follows. It does require some will power to force yourself to do that even when you don't want to sometimes though.
Remember how good you'll feel afterwards.
Hope it helps
Thank you for taking the time to give me the advice all..appreciated. a bit of guidance from more experienced runners is just what I needed.
I've just entered a 10k race which is local to me in 4 weeks, so that'll get me back into the swing of things. And Glen, yes, you're absolutley right with remembering how you feel afterwards......that is definitely the key to getting back out there come rain or shine
It's just a case of getitng over the mental barrier I guess......
You definetley need a new goal! after the 10k in four weeks find another half marathon to aim for. You have done it once so can do it again. I always like to have something to aim for, first it was just weight loss and fitness then a 10K and my next goal is a half marathon in four weeks. The sooner you get out running again the sooner you will get motivated. Good luck.
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